My boyfriend did that yesterday during the movies (we were the only ones) and while we were making out he starting grabbing me and stuff and during that he was said "i respect you" a couple of times and even a couple more times after. I just thought it was very weird. He is my first boyfriend and we've been dating for almost two months now but we've known each other half a year now.
When the movies were over we stayed and talked and he was saying what an amazing girlfriend I am and he is glad he is with me.
I don't know I just thought it was weird. Curious to know what you guys and gals think :)
Thank you everyone for your opinions! I had a little courage and I asked him about it and he told me he was just nervous and was worried that I would think he wanted to have sex with me. Obviouslybje does but Im guessing that was his weird way of reassuring me that he wouldn't force me to go beyond the petting *shrugs*... He said that he felt a bit guilty about it. Said he felt like he was breaking a promise. He is a great guy... Just very awkward lol
Clearly he likes you because the only reason why I think he would do that is he was afraid you would percieve it as him using you for sex (instead of it being a natural progression in your relationship and his feelings towards you). In our society men are bombarded with ads and accusations of not respecting women of taking advantage of them etc, to the point where their are laws stating that if he is to have any interaction with you he has to ask persmission at every single step, ask permission to hold your hand, to kiss you to kiss you again and so on and so forth. He has been raised in this enviroment and clearly is terrified at the prospect that any one would think that he would do this specificly you believing he would simply use you and doesn't care which is probably why he said it and continued to let you know, because he thinks thats what you have to do to not be percieved as a non sexually abusive man. Talk to him about it let him know you know he respects you and that he cares about you thats why you let things progress to that point in order to put his mind at ease.
Well that's a really strange thing! Saying he respects you and then grabbing you.. That's like the total opposite! I think what he means "between the lines" is that he will do whatever you let him do. As long as you're okay with it.